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Tue., 9:02am: Hagel says U.S. forces ready to strike Syria

August 27, 2013

BANDER SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei — U.S. forces are now ready to act on any order by President Barack Obama to strike Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday. The U.S....

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dstabt

Aug-28-13 9:03 AM

*does NOT

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dstabt

Aug-28-13 9:03 AM

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil. NO GOOD will come out of this action, someone tell me how attacking this country with war tactics is good? Obama is playing Russian roulette here. Assad does fit in his plans for leadership in the middle east. Look at all of our actions that affected change of leadership there in the past 2years. There seems to be a much bigger plan. We are essentially encouraging progress in the Arab spring, except in Egypt....those people finally woke up.

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AFRET1

Aug-27-13 5:52 PM

Having read and considered all of the comments below, I believe LiberalSerfdom makes the most sense. Just me.

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NomoreCrap

Aug-27-13 1:48 PM

I don't believe the US should do anything in Syria. If other folks stay out of the injustices inflicted upon Americans by our Govt then we have no right interfering when their Govt inflicts injustices on them. Where was Syria and all these Islamic Countries when our Govt allowed the sale & slaughter of human beings?

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unitedfortruth

Aug-27-13 1:19 PM

you also have to look at real seriously, russia has no reason to get involved in this war because of our situation economically.

russia and china could bring us down right now by not firing a shot. all they have to do is dump our dollars. it would cause a chain reaction. we cant buy bullets for our soldiers or gas for their jets with a worthless currency.

they have us by the balls economically. they dont have to engage us physically with their military. they and their allies own us, so to speak.

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indycolt

Aug-27-13 12:54 PM

rezistance is spot on in his post. Germany and france are already pledging support for action. Russia Is not going to give up their only port to the gulf and china won't give up the oil. we need to stay out of this one, our troops need a break!

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WarrenProud

Aug-27-13 12:49 PM

President Obama will make the right choice. No boots on the ground. Wait till the Syrians experience shock and awe! Let the Israeli army then cleanup the remains.

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unitedfortruth

Aug-27-13 12:44 PM

IF WE MUST FIGHT TO AVOID ANOTHER MURDERER LIKE HITLER GASSING ALL THE PEOPLE HE DID IN WW2?THEN SO BE IT!!IF I WAS YOUNG ENOUGH TO GO AGAIN,THEN I WOULD DO,IT AGAIN!I CANT BELIEVE THAT THIS GENERATION IS SO OBTUSE AS TO SIT BACK AND LET ANOTHER PERSON GET AWAY WITH THIS SORT OF THING!WHAT IN THE H E L L IS WRONG WITH THE PEOPLE OF TODAY???

billde, i agree with your statement! all Americans should call for obama's impeachment before its too late!!!!

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dstabt

Aug-27-13 12:31 PM

We are bankrupt beyond belief. military and govt agency workers are under sequesters yet we have endless funds for the middle east? Evidence of more INSANITY!!!!!!!!!

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dstabt

Aug-27-13 12:20 PM

WE really need to shake up D.C. And DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY!!!!

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dstabt

Aug-27-13 12:17 PM

If we go in without U.N. approval who is naive enough to believe that The Syrian allies will not jump in at that point?

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dstabt

Aug-27-13 12:14 PM

They u.s. did beat the drums towards Syria way before any gassing occurred. Then there was a possibility that it was first used on syrian people and Obama said,"any use of chemicals on their population will require a quick response from us." then he backtracked and said we cant jump to conclusions that it was from their govt......all before this recent attack. So, obviously someone jumped the gun and not everything was in place. But the walk away in my mind was that EVERYTHING is being planned and staged. WHO are we to manipulate any country? This is the definition of insanity. On one hand we are organizing peace talks between Israel & Palestine, and on the other we will be creating MORE instability with military action there in Syria, one country away from Israel while arming and funding all of their enemies. we need to stop meddling!! The powers that be are trying to bring about a new world minus fossil fuels. All the actions that we have done in the past 4 yrs backs t

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pahootaman

Aug-27-13 11:48 AM

@Rezistanceisfutile - 10/10! Best troll I've read today. You sir win one free internet.

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Rezistanceisfutile

Aug-27-13 11:28 AM

Assad did not gas his own people. How could hagel know the outcome of the intelligence unless he fabricated it himself and was sure of the outcome. Whay woukld assad who is winning the fight risk foreign involvement by crossing a redline?? He wouldnt. The rebels used the chemicals and blamed it on assad. Russia and China aren't going to just sit back while we attack one of their allies. Assad is of no threat to us, let Europe or France sort this out, why do we need to get involved, this is lunacy! I guess Obama is a warmonger to because he is doing the samething bush did in iraq.

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NewtonFallsHowland

Aug-27-13 10:52 AM

Time to let them sort it out. We've learned from this before. Its almost identical to Iraq, plus it will take away another liberal talking point and it just wouldn't be fun anymore...

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FamilyGuy

Aug-27-13 10:16 AM

Where was Mr. Hagel when we had many reports of the Muslim Brotherhood savages burning Christian churches, businesses and homes owned by Christians, killing priests and nuns, and Christian Egyptian citizens?

There were far more than 100 victims in Egypt.

Why these double standards?

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FamilyGuy

Aug-27-13 9:59 AM

There is such a feeling of helplessness as we watch Obama, his underlings, politicians of both parties who are beholden to the military industrial complex and many media personnel beat the drums of war again.

Please, someone convince us that this is in America's security interest to pull this latest trigger.

Out side the beltway and the broadcast studios, has anyone expressed the desire or need to go to war again?

Does the opinion of the citizens of America not matter at all?

Have we learned nothing in our previous meddling in the Middle East?

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nortman

Aug-27-13 9:44 AM

While I am normally against governing according to opinion polls, I really think our politicians need to listen to the will of the people on this. We should not be messing around in Syria. We have meddled in the middle east enough and the only things that we have accomplished are to waste taxpayer money, waste the lives of our service people, and make more people angry at us.

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AmericanPatriot

Aug-27-13 9:42 AM

Things will never change in the Middle East.

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